Health & Safety Advice

Coronavirus update April 2020: Work continuing includes major workplace accidents investigation, or health and wellbeing issues where there is an imminent or serious risk to health associated with the pandemic.

Limited face to face contact.

Guidance for working safely during Covid-19 -

CIEH (Chartered Institue of Environmental Health) resources relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This page provides health and safety advice and useful links for various types of businesses within the Arun area. If you require advice at any time, you can contact our environmental health team on 01903 737755 or using our eform to report an issue or request advice. We would also recommend using the HSE website as it covers many common issues. A good place to start is a short guide for managers, and a copy can be downloaded free of charge. You can report a concern about workplace health and safety using our online system.

We also have signs that may be useful to your business:
Customer distancing signs_v2.pdf[pdf] 155KB

Animal visitor attractions

Exotic Pets Hygiene Information.pdf [pdf] 35KB

Zoo Animals Hygiene Information.pdf [pdf] 33KB


Hairdressers and dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin and it can vary in severity. Dermatitis is not infections, so it cannot be passed from one person to another.  HSE advice on skin disease


Nail technicians

Practical guidance for nail technicians.


Tanning salons

Sunbed Association


Care homes

Nursing Home Health and Safety is dealt with by the Health and Safety Executive.

Detailed information on these subjects can be accessed at the following links: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls at WorkScalding RisksControlling Legionella in Residential Nursing and Care Homes, Thorough examination of Lifting Equipment.  The Care Quality Commission also undertake programmed inspections of these premises.


Children and young people employment


Construction site safety


Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH

COSHH - a brief guide to the Regulations


Cooling towers

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local authority under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992. Please see the list of premises with cooling towers.  You can use the Notification of cooling towers.pdf [pdf] 35KB to inform us of a premises using a tower. 


Display screen equipment

Guidance and regulations


Electricity at work


First aid


Golf course management


Health and safety training

Visit CIEH for an up to date list of CIEH accredited local training courses on a range of health and safety topics.



Legionella and Legionnaires' disease


Manual handling




Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Risk assessments


Slips, trips and falls

Prevention of trips, slips and falls guidance from HSE



Stress at work guidance from HSE


Temperature in the workplace

Temperature guidance from HSE



Health and safety training


Violence at work

Preventing violence in the workplace


Work at height

Guidance from HSE on working at height


Workplace transport

Guidance leaflet on workplace transport